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Thread #12335 Message #96862
Posted By: Steve Parkes
19-Jul-99 - 11:35 AM
Thread Name: Our sense of humour? B/S
Subject: RE: Our sense of humour? B/S
I generally find it's a good guide that if I laugh at it, it's funny, and if I don't, it's not.
I think there's a big distinction between a comic who laughs at his (her) own predicament, and one who laughs at another's. (You should see mine!) Abbott & Costello I find emabrassing and distressing, while Benny Hill is (usually) funny.
That's enough philosophy! Did you read Ike Asimov's story about the researcher who spent all his time telling jokes to his computer? I'll let somebody else give the ending away - just to provoke a bit more discussion.